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Publication numberUS1817694 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1931
Filing dateSep 21, 1929
Priority dateSep 21, 1929
Publication numberUS 1817694 A, US 1817694A, US-A-1817694, US1817694 A, US1817694A
InventorsLafky Albert F J
Original AssigneeLafky Albert F J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Luminous fishing spoon
US 1817694 A
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Aug. 4, 1931. A. F. J. LAFKY I LUMINOUS FISHING SPOON Filed Sept. 21, 1929' 14. 1: INVENTOR.


Patented-Aug. 4, 1-931 v UNITED STATES A ENT-car es This invention relates to a luminous fishing s oon ada ted for connection with a,conven-- tional fishing line and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set 5 forth, a spoon of such class by means of which fish may be attracted to the locality of the hook carried by the line.

A further object of the invention is to rovide a spoon for thepurpose aforesaid w ich is constructed in a manner to protect the.

' 1 luminous qualit thereof against deterioration in the use 0 the spoon. v With'the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel con-- struction, combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter more particularly described, and as illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is .to be understood that the description and drawingsare to be taken as illustrative and that the inven tion is intended to be limited only by the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawings inwhich like numerals are employed to designate like parts throu bout the same: 7

Figure 1 1s a perspective view of a spoon in accordance wit this invention showing the same in association with a portion of a fishing 80 line.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section through the spoon.

Figure 3 is a transverse section therethrough.

spoon which is formed of a pair of complementary'members 2 and 3. The members 2 and 3 are formed of some suitable trans arent 40 material, such as celluloid, and are pre erably of elongated formation, each having an end portion thereof tapering to a oint 4. The members 2 and 3 further are 0 concave-convex form and intheir assembled relation,- the 4 concaved face of one member is positioned ggain'st theconvexed face of the other mem- Inte osed between the members 2 and 3 is a luminous body or substance 5 of film like 5 form. The luminous substance 5 is deposited the luminous characteristic 0 the substance Referring to the drawings in detail, the. numeral 1 indicates generally my improved centrally upon one face of one of the members and after it has dried, the other complementary member is then placed against the substance 5; The members 2, 3 are then securel fastened together by any suitable-means, pre

erably by water proof glue or cement'6. .In

'the embodiment illustrated, asufiicient quan-,

tity of the substance 5 has'been used to provi e for the termination of the luminous substance, peripherally thereof, in s aced relation .to the edge faces of the mem rs 2, and

3. The means em loyedfor securing the members 2, 3 toget er not interfering withthe transparent function of said members at the parts thereof between which the substance 5 is inter osed.

.Extendmg through each of the members 2 and 3, in spaced relation-to the tapered point 4, is an opening 7 by means of which the spoon may be secured to a fishing line, as indicated at 8. a V y Y 7 Owing to the transparency of the members 2 and 3, the substance 5 is clearly visible through the members 2 and 3 and owing to 5, the spoon will be visible in dark waters and will provide an attraction to lure fish to the locality of the hook 9 carried by the line 8. 7 It is thought that the many advantages of a spoon in accordance with this invention will .be readily apparent, and although the preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that various changes in the size, shape and-arrangement of parts may be resorted to, so long as such changes fall within the scope of the invention as efined in the appended claims. 7

What I claim is:

1. A fishing spoon comprising, a relatively thin transparent element having a film of luminous material deposited on a side face thereof, a transparent element conforming in size and shape with the. first named transparent element positioned against the face of the latter having a film of luminous material thereon, and means for securing said elements together.

2. A fishing spoon comprising, a relatively thin transparent element having a film of 2 ame luminous material deposited centrally on a side face thereof and terminating peripherally in s aced relation to the per: heral edge of sai element, a transparent e ement conforming in size and shape with the first named transparent element positioned against the face of the latter having the film o luminous material thereon, and means disposed in peripheral relation to said luminous m material for securing the transparent elements together.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature hereto.


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U.S. Classification250/467.1, 43/17.6, 250/462.1, 43/42.53, 43/17.5
International ClassificationA01K85/14, A01K85/01, A01K85/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K85/01, A01K85/14
European ClassificationA01K85/01, A01K85/14